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? the obama administration is now stonewalling three separate controversies. and it is paying a terrible price. >> how does the president say with a straight face americans who trust their government? >> bill: tonight, we will report on all the controversies with bob beckel, kirsten powers, dennis miller, james rosen, and carl cameron. >> bill o'reilly wants to know how you think the country is doing right now. >> it's a longer discussion than a red carpet. bill buy the world stunned by actress angelina jolie underwent a double mastectomy. a close friend of ours did that as well. we will talk about e.d. hill about her discussion. >> late breaking news. the president fires the head of the irs. caution. you are about to enter the no spin zone, the factor begins right now. >> hi, i'm bill o'reilly. thanks for watching us tonight. the obama administration going south fast. can it save itself that is the subject of this east coast's talking points memo. headline right now the irs scandal could be worse than benghazi as the president fires irs chief stephan miller. at this point mr. obama had to do
and talk to three individuals who are very skeptical of mr. obama charles krauthammer, congressman darrell issa, and laura ingraham will weigh in. why are you mounting this kind of support for him? >> there is just not enough evidence. it's just insane. i mean, he is not a terrorist. it's hard to believe that thousands of young women apparently are enthralled with the capture terrorist dzhokhar tsarnaev. we will try to get to the bottom of that. >> caution, you are about to enter the no spin zone, the factor begins right now. >> bill: i'm bill o'reilly, thanks for watching us tonight. the president of the united states under siege. that is the subject of this evening's talking points memo. the obama administration has trouble on three fronts as you may know. the irs illegally investigating conservatives. the assassination of libyan ambassador christopher stephens still not defined after eight months. and the justice department secretly obtaining the phone records of some journalists. today, the president met with the turkish prime minister who looked a little confused and then answered que
what happened and analyze the growing pressure on president obama. this is about getting to the truth so people can be held accountable and we can prevent this from happening again. >> what does senator rubio think about what makes the baby mushy in philadelphia, there is another doctor under scrutiny. is it legal will have the story. caution. you are about to enter the no spin zone. the factor begins right now. >> hi, i'm bill o'reilly. thanks for watching us tonight. analyzing the side show. that is the subject of this evening's talking points memo. with president obama calling the benghazi controversy a side show yesterday. it is instructive to look at public opinion on the issue right now. according to the new pew research poll 56% of americans not really falling the benghazi story. something talking points put forth last week. 44% are interested. 37% believe the obama administration has been honest about benghazi. 40% say they have been dishonest. 23% don't know. this week two more stories broke that cast doubt about whether the obama administration is running the country honestl
the scandals taking place is now head of the irs obama care implementation office. joining me, two of the lawmakers who participated in the heated hearing. >> good to be with. >> ms. ingram was in charge at the time. do you think it is appropriate she is in charge of the implementation of obama care? >> as a matter of fact, that is not true. she actually left that office six months prior to even subordinates knowing what took place there so she wasn't in the office when the subordinates were informed. >> sean: wasn't she there between 2009 and 2012? >> she left six months prior to the subordinates knowing that this actually took place. >> sean: we knew a couple of years ago and what we learned in the last couple of days is that they did know at the time she was there. >> i think you have to check your facts. she left the office six months prior to the subordinates showing. >> sean: my understanding is she did know. >> that is my understanding as well. she was there during the time that the abusive practice was being perpetrated. we have to pinpoint and get more information about w
. by the way, frankly, so do i. minutes ago president obama released a statement saying the report's findings are intolerable and inexcusable. and it also says i've directed the secretary to hold those responsible accountable, and to make sure that each of the inspector general's recommendations are implemented click so that such conduct never happens again. >>> now not only the irs targeting scandal, but also the administration's decision to secretly seize phone records of the associated press journalists, as well as the national security i don't covert took place following the benghazi terrorist attack. now the dueling press briefings were held this afternoon but neither of them resulted in very much substantive material. instead what we saw was more stonewalling from the least transparent administration in american history. watch this. >> this is a matter, when it comes to the irs, that is under review by the independent inspector general. we have not seen that report. >> i'm not familiar with all that went into the formulation of the s&pes from that matter. >> other than press reports we
barack obama, for whatever reason. it's that kind of day in the news. >>> today is scandal o'clock all day long. we saw the guy forced out of the irs grilled about the tax agency using single key words to skrine out people for scrutiny. he did tell two higher-ups last june that he was going to be doing this investigation into how the conservative groups were treated. he told the deputy treasury secretary and the general counsel at treasury that he was starting this inquiry as to whether conservatives were being unfairly singled out. he told them he was starting this inquiry but obviously not what the inquiry had found since he hadn't found anything yet since he was just getting started. republicans have seized on this news because of the timing. saying it's important there were administration officials outside just the irs itself who knew before the election that there was at least a potential problem with the irs targeting conservative groups. shouldn't that have been disclosed publicly? could that have become a salient issue in the election had the administration disclosed that inves
. the obama white house facing the prospect of a looming constitutional crisis, a political crisis that the president and his inner circle seems to worsen with each passing day. the president and hiss -- his staff defending the administration against there's controversies and scandals now forcing the president to pivot focus on the presidential legacy to the presidential future. the benghazi coverup, the irs enemies list, targeting conservatives, and now the justice department must account for the extraordinary seizure of the phone records of the associated press reporters and editors. attorney regime eric holder today trieded to justify those sezures calling them part of the effort to identify the source of a leak that holder said compromised national security. holder, however, refused to answer why the justice department didn't firstseek the voluntary cooperation of the associated press. when asked, holder announce it was the deputy, james cole, who signed the subpoena to seize te records, and, today, we learned holder rescued himself from the ce because the fbi's investigation h
: the second thing we need an answer to is about president obama. the president that night, by all accounts, never went back to leon panetta, never went back to hillary to get an update on the situation on benghazi. he went to sleep, got up the next day, went out campaigning. then two weeks later on "the view," before the united nations, was still echoing something that all of us knew was false, that by then he should have known was false. so doesn't he have questions to answer here? what did he know, when did he know it, why was he repeating a lie two weeks later? >> absolutely he has to answer. he's the one, we don't have any accounting for the vast part of that night. hillary clinton, as you say, these are many of her top advisors, coming up with changes, or pushing revisions. is it really possible she didn't know? >> sean: who are the people in the state department we're referring to, what did they know it, why did they know it, and the reason we need to prevent this from happening again, and the perso american people, and e families who lost loved ones, have a right to know. anything y
, and to pursue mr. obama's second term agenda. joining us now is the president's senior advisor dan pfeiffer. dan, welcome back to "fox news sunday." >> thank you, chris. >> chris: president obama was asked a broad question about the irs scandal this week and gave a narrow answer. let's take a look. >> can you assure the american people that nobody in the white house knew about the agency's actions before your counsel's office found out on april 22nd? >> i can assure you that i certainly did not know anything about the ig report before the ig report had been leaked to press. >> chris: so he only talked, the president, about the ig report. the question was broader about any agency irs activities. can you say that no one at the white house knew anything about the irs targeting conservatives before information about the ig report was given to the white house in april? >> yes. the first time, as we said, that anyone heard about this at the white house was when the counsel's office at the treasury department called the white house a few weeks ago to let us know there was an investigation coming to con
? >> but they are not going to jail. >> instead they are promoted and in charge of our medical records under obama care. >> senator ram paul on the administration's lack of accountability. ladies and gentlemen, governor mike huckabee. (applause) >> thank you. thank you very much. we have a great audience here in new york and welcome to huckabee from the fox news studios in new york city. i might have been one of the first people to bluntly point out that the obama administration is not transparent and covering up scandals and lying to the american people. and now with the white house caught in the middle of three separate scandals, benghazi, and irs targeting of conservative groups and the justice department illegal probe in the journal phone records, the rest of the media is starting to catch up including the pundits who praised the president. >> he's accountable for it and i am offended by. it it is not a political or conservative or liberal. it is trusting your government. >> the transparency thing is crumbling. >> the president held a press government and he did well. he had been listening to their
. >> there is no question that republicans are trying to make political hay here. >> obama communications adviser dan pfeiffer insisting its gop overreach. looking at what's in store in the days ahead for the administration as they try to clean up a week rot with scandal. >> some of you are graduating summa cum laude. some of you are grade waiuating magnum cum laude. i know some of you are just graduating thank you, lordy. >> and president obama at moorehouse today. what it was like having the president in the house and also talk about making college a bit more affordable. >>> get out your wallet. check your ticket if you haven't. it could be you if you bought it in florida. someone in the sunshine state is now really, really rich. maybe even wealthy. we'll get to those story nas moment, but we begin with our sunday afternoon political headlines. the irs controversy, possible overreach by the justice department in its investigation of the associated press. and the benghazi investigation. all of those scandals still rocking the white house to a certainly extent. front and center on the sunday talk sho
republican sound bite of the past five years. >> our top political priority should be to deny president obama a second term. >> that was senate minority leader mitch mcconnell in 2010 right after the mid text elections. when it came to 2012 president barack obama won a second term. imagine you lost, failed on your top priority as a party. what's next? you stop him. throw everything at him. you tie up his judicial and cabinet nominations. you vote against his landmark health care legislation. not once, not twice, but 38 times. even after it's been passed, implemented and upheld by the supreme court. you make sure all roads to washington lead to president obama. the biggest revelation that the irs gave scrutiny. whose nads include tea party, 912 and patriot. yesterday the house ways and means committee held a hearing about the issue. dave camp had this to say to open the discussion. >> it seems like the american truth is hidden from people just long enough to make it through an election. the american people have the right to a truth tochlt a government that delivers the facts, good or bad, no m
clinton's not a target. president obama's not a target. >> oh, that's a dandy fish. >> well, darrell issa is on a fishing expedition. i think he's going to get skunked. you know, there's a really bad case of benghazi fever going around in this country, and right now it seems like the only people who have it are conservatives for some reason. you know, you can't tell me that the driver of this story, the big driver of this story and these congressional hearings, it's only about four dead americans. of course, anytime we lose servants across the world, it's a horrible thing, like 4,000 in iraq, but i think the benghazi thing is nothing more than a republican effort to smear hillary clinton and the obama administration. and the proof is in the sunday morning talk shows this morning. john mccain comes out complaining about, what, a government cover-up? >> they're in the midst of a presidential campaign, the narrative by the obama campaign is that bin laden is dead, al qaeda is on the run, not to worry about anything, and here comes this attack on benghazi. for the present spokesman to say tha
for special scrutiny conservative groups like the tea party. president obama announced the resignation of the led of the agency. steven miller, a 25 year veteran of the irs, and its acting commissioner for the past six months, will step down next month. earlier in the week attorney general eric holder announced a criminal investigation to determine where the laws were broken and so targeting the conservative group. the irs admits to the criminal targeting. three years after the complaints began, and probably only because the department of the treasury ordered by congress had investigated the matter and was on the verge of finally making public its findings. now congress is back in the act, big time. multiple hearings are now on the docket. the first was friday before the house ways and means committee, where the first to fall, acting commissioner steven miller was in the hot seat. >> first and foremost as acting commissioner i want to apologize on behalf of the internal revenue service for the mistakes we need and the poor service we provided. the effective organizations and the americ
the obama administration of spying on their employees. executives from the news organization sentler to the attorney general eric holder today protesting this invasion of privacy arguing it could, quote, disclose information about the aps activities and operations that the government has no conceivable right to know. tonight we have an all-star line-up to discuss these spying allegations, benghazi and, of course, the irss list. you will hear from rand paul and the former vice president of th united states, dick cheney. >> tonight fox news can confirm that the additional scrutiny went well beyond simply harassing organizations with the people tea party or patriot in their title. we are also learning the guidelines focused on government spending, debt, taxes, and people interested in making america a better place to live and those critical of how the country is run. for the the first time the president was asked about the down-right taxpayer funded witch hunts and how he declared his innocence. watch this. >> i learn about it from the same reports most people learned about it. i think
is up in a moment. first, james rossen in washington with the latest. >> good afternoon. president obama today promised to deal with any structural or management issues that may have contributed to the irs's targeting of conservative-leaning groups. in a news conference with turkey's prime minister today, the president said he didn't know about the targeting until he was presented with the recent inspector general's report at the treasurery attend which found groups being subjected to, quote, inappropriate criteria when they sought tax. and status. the president waved off the idea of appointing a congressional investigation. >> between those investigations, i think we're going to be able to figure out exactly what happened, who was involved, what went wrong, and we're going to be able to implement steps to fix it. >> nothing dissolves the bonds between the people and their government like the arrogance of power here in washington. and that's what the american people are seeing today from the obama administration. remarkable arrogance. >> the president also expressed confidence in attorne
will confront is this is a challenge of the entire process of big government. this isn't did barack obama as a person. this is not a personality defect. this is the nature you are of large bureaucratic government to do dangerous things, then to lie about having done them, and then to smear the people who tell the truth and i think we need to confront. never is there a better argument for repealing obamacare than what you are watching day-by-day as this starts to unfold. >> interestingly today that very thing happened. only two democrats in the house of representatives, again, they have done it before, voted to repeal the healthcare bills and only two democrats voted with them. the breaking news about the woman that was in charge for the irs tea partying targeting is now running the irs obamacare implementation? is that a good choice? >> first of all, this ought to tell you that this certainly reaches up into the white house. does any serious person believe that the top ranking internal revenue service person in charge of implementing obamacare was just casually picked? does anyone think t
's will report. we will see you monday. ♪ lou: good ening, everybody. thank you for being with us. the obama administration broadening investigaons into bengha, the justice deptment and the internal revenue service. stepn ehlert appeared before the house committee today to answer for his agencies targeting of conservative groups and those who have been vovocaln their opposition to the federal government. the hearing turneinto a public sham. miller took a page out of the obama administrations general playbook. he claimed ignorance time and time again. >> i do not remember. i do not know. i do not have names for you. i do not believe so. i am not saying no, i just do not know. >> i do not believe so. i do not know. lou: miller was not only stonewalling the congressional committee, but refusing to answer. the ongoing commission or downplayed his significance. >> horrible customer service here. i will admit that. we did. horrible customer service. lou: customer service j russell george confirmed that obama administration officials were awarehat he w auditing the screenings of politically active
. if you listen to most of the washington chatter this week, you would have thought that president obama was about to walk across the south lawn to a waiting helicopter never to return again. as peggy noonan put it we are in the midst of the worst washington scandal since watergate. so now with the week over, let's see exactly how much damage has been done to obama's approval rating. here you can see it. back on monday when the week of scandal began, the gallup daily tracking poll found 48% approved of president obama's performance and 45% disapproved. fast forward to yesterday after that long and bruising week of watergate coverage and we see that obama's approval rating has increased to 51% with -- now with only 42% disapproval rating. that's about as well as obama has done in any poll since his second term began. how do we make sense of this? one place to look at is our current partisan divide. among democrats president obama's approval rating stands at 84%. among republicans latest approval rating is 15%. and that divide is really the story of the obama presidency. scandal talk is no
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investigators learned key details that haven't been made public by the obama administration. and we begin with the lack of response to americans under attack by terrorists and the failure of communication between the state department, the pentagon and libya. hicks confirmed forces were available in tripoli, but were told to stand down before they could mount a rescue effort. >> we determined that we needed to send a second team from tripoli to secure the airport for the withdrawal of our personnel from benghazi after the mortar attack. >> but were any of these u.s. military personnel not permitted to travel on a rescue mission or relief mission to benghazi? >> they were not authorized to travel. >> what happened with those personnel? >> they remained in tripoli with us. >> we also learned hicks was never contacted by u.n. ambassador susan rice before she went on five separate sunday morning talk shows to deliver what turned out to be fse talking points on the protest sparked by an anti-islam video. hicks said everyone on the ground that day was aware from the get-go, as he put it, that it
to the president's second term agenda? president obama under a cloud of scandal, as congress bears down on irs officials who targeted conservative groups. >> this week confirms everything that the american public believes. this is a huge blow to the faith and trust the american people have in their government. >> the key questions now -- who initiated the targeting and why? who else in the administration knew? and why was congress misinformed for so long? with us this morning, the president's senior adviser, dan pfeiffer, the republican leader in the senate, mitch mcconnell of kentucky, and the man leading a congressional investigation into the irs, chairman of the house ways and means committee, dave camp. and later the political fallout from benghazi and the justice department seizure of phone reports from the associated press. plus former secretary of defense donald rumsfeld returns to "meet the press." this time he's out of office and weighing in on the big issues in "rumsfeld's rules." >> announcer: from nbc news in washington, the world's longest running television program, this is "meet
, though, fighting back. >> absolutely. president obama is facing ongoing questions stemming from the irs's targeting of conservative groups. with the first of several hearings on the issue set to kick off today, a second irs official is stepping down. he follows the agency's acting commissioner who announced his resignation earlier this week. now a white house budget official will take over the irs. we learned the irs staffer who was in charge of the tax exempt organizations at the time the tea party groups that were targeted -- >> got fired, right? >> no. >> suspended? >> is a little different than that. >> i bet they demoted him, put him in a position that's not going to be important. >> maybe put him in a holding room. no. >> really? >> you know what, where bloomberg would put the teachers, you know, that they don't want to fire. >> the rubber rooms. >> i bet they put this person, botched this up so terribly in like a rubber room, right? >> no. that person is now responsible for the irs office that handles health care legislation. >> i'm sorry. let's go to the white house. nbc news' p
and obama say because they're utterly, well, i won't say it on your show, but they lie all the time. the fact of the matter when it comes to irs information i don't know how they say i don't know what took place and on the other hand say we have nothing to do with it. it doesn't matter what they say. what the committee now need to do is they have an article 1 responsibility to bring in the revenue agents from cincinnati and other places as well as most senior officials at the irs. work it top down, bottom up and get information in public hearings. and the focus needs to be on what the irs is confessed to and see fit broadens out from there. >> we're going to -- . >> i don't think democrats goring to be that helpful. we'll see. >> sean: i want to ask you about ap and press and phone records they've been looking into it. for months we'll have more with the great one right after the break. still ahead tonight kentucky senator rand paul and the former vice president of the united states, dick cheney. more reaction to this, benghazi cover ups, irs enemies list and asking you get to pick
." president obama wants to steer the conversation toward his policy goals, but the smell of scandal is getting stronger in washington. the white house knocked off message by a rash of bad headlines. the irs allegedly targets conservative groups. the government spying on a.p. reporters. new details about the deadly raid in benghazi. conservatives seize the moment. >> my question is who is going to jail over this scandal? >> we've got to restore the trust in government. >> i have never seen anything quite like this except in the past during the nixon years. >> the watergate scandal forced president nixon to resign, but do these rise to that level? let's review. president clinton had two scandals, white water and monica lewinsky. warren harden had the teapot dome. ulysses s. grant was arrested in office. yes, it was a bad week for the white house politically, maybe the worst of obama's second term, but will it derail his legacy? after all, he promised to help us prosper. >> we believe it must rest on the broad shoulders of a rising middle class. we know america thrives when every person can find
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, and weak economic news. back to you. dagen: thank you. connell: an hour from president obama taking questions following a joint appearance from the prime minister of turkey, and with the questions, the irs scandal will surely come up. dagen: better be. rich edson has more on what the president might say or do. rich? >> they call the president's response last night swift and appropriate, and republicans looking for me. meanwhile, a white house official says president obama will appoint a new acting commissioner of the internal revenue service this week, this, after last evening treasury secretary jack lew asked for the resignation of steven miller, the acting irs commissioner, supposed to leave next monthnyway. republicans blame the administration. >> this is run away government at its worst. who knows who they'll target next. it's going to be a complete and thorough investigation of this in congress, not only who abovat the ranking file believed was their mission. connell: mcconnell says it should be a sweeping administration-wide investigation to see if it happened in other places
employees. and then there is the continuing controversy over benghazi. today president obama said. this. >> the whole issue of this -- of talking points, frankly, throughout this process has been a side show. what we have been very clear about throughout was that immediately after this event happened, we were not clear who exactly carried it out, how it had occurred, what the motivations were. >> bill: the president believes that he and his administration did nothing wrong. by telling the world that an anti-islamic video might have caused the terror attack in benghazi. but there was at the time strong evidence the video had nothing to do with the attack. the white house, the state department, both knew that. so, who exactly told ambassador wright to deflect the real evidence by raising the video? who exactly did that? america can differ about the difference of these stories. and the press has been reluctant to cover benghazi. now that seems to be changing. >> you cannot explain away susan rice's performance on those sunday talk shows in which she said it was not a terrorist attack. it g
. love the no drama obama tag line because it shows someone who doesn't get agitated or excited. but do you think that now is hurting him, that it risks making him look aloof, detached, out of it, what? >> that's the point i was trying to make earlier when i said if you are surprised by this, you need to show it. for instance, i recall things that have happened when i've either been governor or mayor and these things come up in the administration. when i heard it, people could see what my real feelings were about it as a result of my reaction. and i don't put it on. it's real. so to the extent that the president has controlled his emotions, that's fine to some degree. but to the extent that things like this can happen and he shows no more emotion than he has shown to this point, three days to respond? in one of these? that is far too long and so yes, it has to be better people advising him to what to say and do and better leadership on his behalf in terms of getting out in front. >> governor, richard nixon once famously said of the watergate hearings, i gave them the sword and gosh know
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-leaning groups, but the question is, who gave those orders, and how high up did they go. for now obama administration says they are inappropriate. you know thing are bad when mainstream media is not buyg it, that tells me between benghazi and this, the white house has the makings of a mess. self-motivated, and now self-detonated, we look at far reaching implication of this. of what it says about whether irs can be trusted. to whether the add mone adminiss stressing on consititutional law. to market fallout if this gets worse could and legal battles to come. now let's say, a scandal ripe for investigation, and republicans not wasting a moment, promising more than a few of their own, with me republican congressman from pennsylvania mike kelly, who serves on house ways, and means committee, how bad do you think it gets? >> well you know, we don't know how bad. but this is a pandora's box, as it gets more revealing we're seeing an administration that almost has blind ambition, we talk about things before. but when you look at irs, and you are given the directives, and you know it is wrong,
everything about tea party people and others. the irs scandal now threatens the obama agenda. and the government seizure of ap reporters phone records has finally turned the establishment media. maybe that's why stocks keep going up, scandal equals gridlock, equals rally? "varney & company" is about to begin. all stations come over t mission a for a final go. this is for real this time. step seven point two one two. rify and lock. command is locked. five seconds. three, two, one. standing by for capture. the most innovative software on the planet... dragon is captured. is connecting today's leading companies to places beyond it. siemens. answers. >> all right. everybody, this is the financial headline of the day. the deficit is getting smaller. a lot smaller. the congressional budget office says it will be $400 million less than the trillion dollars deficit last year. it's down because of higher taxes. a 60 billion check to the government from fannie and freddie. there's a down side for those of us who want the government to get its finances in order, this takes the wind out
no knowledge of the seizure, the obama administration has taken significant steps in recent years to investigate the disclosure of classified information. and joining us here in new york, we have the executive editor for the "associated press," kathleen carol. thanks for being with us. a day after this story drops, what's your -- first of all, your response to what the white house has said about the seizure? >> well, obviously, we're distressed that the justice department felt the need to seize our records and not tell us about it. certainly distressed as our ceo said in his protests to the justice department that the scope of the inquiry's so huge. more than 100 journalists for the "a.p." work at the places whose phone numbers and phone records were seized by the justice department. >> kathleen, the origins of the investigation have to do with a story that the "a.p." broke on a plot in yemen that originated in yemen, correct? >> we're not entirely sure about that, but that's our best guess. >> but at the time that that story ran, it ran after the associated press cooperated with
of partisanship. >> president obama is turning his focus away from the irs con tro verse tote economy. in his weekly address the president talks about his trip friday to baltimore where he met with factory workers, young children in a pre-k program and low-income families getting help from a community program. >> that's why i like getting out of the washington echo chamber whenever i can because too often our politics aren't focussed on the same things you are. working hard, supporting your family and supporting your community, making sure your kids have every chance in life. >> the president added he plans to visit more cities in the coming weeks with a focus on strengthening the middle class. >>> a bit later, the open letter to republicans urging them to avoid bringing legislation to the floor. so who wants this and what's behind this? it's in strategy talk at the bottom of the hour. >> millions of americans are watching the skies for dangerous weather, tornado, strong winds and hail all possible across the plains and midwest today. a different storm system hit alabama friday. a possible to
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